Robert J. Bradbury wrote,
> I will now raise the unspeakable question -- could the recent
> "terrorist" events have been engineered by U.S. politicians?
Regardless of whether your theory is correct or not, the result will be the
same. This tragedy is being used by the administration to justify their own
policies. Bush believes we need a capital gains tax, we need more tax cuts,
we need to borrow from social security, we need to make wiretaps easier to
get, we need to reduce the need for search warrants, etc. He is pushing the
same agenda as before, but this time as a response to terrorism. I also
have seen Republicans insisting that we were not heading for a recession
before this attack, and that Bush had turned to economy around. They say
that the terrorists have put us into a recession.
I also note that nobody has changed their agenda on either side of the
aisle. The pro-gun people think this is obvious proof that we need to allow
guns on planes, while the anti-gun people think this is obvious proof that
we need to restrict even more weapons. The pro-Bush people say this is
obvious proof that we need to pull away from Israel as Bush is doing, while
the anti-Bush people say this is obvious proof that Bush's strategy isn't
working. The globalists say this is obvious proof that we need to become
more involved with world affairs, while the isolationists say this is
obvious proof that we need to get out of world affairs. The pro-religious
see this as proof that we need to become more religious, while the
anti-religious see this as proof that we need to stamp out religion.
Nobody is going to stand up and say that this event has changed their minds.
Everybody is even more determined that their viewpoints are right.
Everybody assumes that this proves their point as everyone else should see.
-- Harvey Newstrom <http://HarveyNewstrom.com> <http://Newstaff.com>
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